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Tubular Bells project underway in the Gulf of Mexico

GULF OF MEXICO — The Hess Corporation-operated Tubular Bells deepwater project, located in the Gulf of Mexico, has started crude oil and natural gas production, according to Chevron Corporation. The field is located 135 miles (217 km) southeast of New Orleans, in approximately 4,300 feet (1,310 m) of water in the Mississippi Canyon area. The […] [...]

Barbara Logan Smith named executive director

by Published: November 14,2014

Tags: Barbara Logan Smith, Teach For America–Mississippi

Barbara Logan Smith has been named the next executive director of Teach For America–Mississippi. Logan Smith, formerly the vice president of the Efficacy Institute, a national nonprofit focused on increasing academic achievement and character strength for all students, will formally enter the role in January. Logan Smith, who began her professional career as a teacher […] [...]

Firm adds Brook Hodges

by Published: November 14,2014

Tags: Barnes-Pettey Financial Advisors, Brook Hodges

Brook Hodges has joined Barnes Pettey Financial Advisors as a client service representative and is in training to become a financial advisor. Hodges is based in Oxford, but will work with other Barnes Pettey branches, as well. She joins the company after working with Dillard’s, Keep Mississippi Beautiful and Balance Fitness (co-owner). [...]

Amber Cole, Jordan Church earn medals

Amber Cole and Jordan Church, both University of Southern Mississippi graduates, were recently honored as CPA Exam medalists during the annual Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants Convention. Cole received the Fred T. Neely Gold Medal Award from the MSCPA for achieving the highest grade on the 2014 examination while passing all subjects in one […] [...]

MUW chooses LeAnn Alexander

LeAnn Alexander of Starkville has been named director of campus recreation at Mississippi University for Women. As director of campus recreation, Alexander will oversee the Stark Recreation Center/Pohl Academic Building as well as be responsible for campus recreation event planning, facilities management, intramural sports and maintaining an emergency action plan for the recreation center. Since […] [...]

November 14th Digital Edition

by Published: November 13,2014

Tags: construction, FOCUS, MBJ, Mississippi Business Journal, real estate

Click to view the November 14th Digital Edition of the Mississippi Business Journal. [...]

Swiderski named chair of chair of animal research board

STARKVILLE — The Morris Animal Foundation has named Dr. Cyprianna Swiderski, associate professor in the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine, chair of its Large Animal Scientific Advisory Board. Swiderski, an equine internist who studies airway disease in horses, credits Morris Animal Foundation with the early support of her research that helped to give […] [...]

Ziegler’s sentencing ends DMR embezzlement case

BILOXI — Former Mississippi Department of Marine Resources Chief of Staff Joseph Ziegler has been sentenced to three years’ probation. Ziegler was the last of 10 individuals to be sentenced as part of the state and federal investigation into DMR. He was also ordered to pay $184,487.28 in restitution and a $5,000 fine. He will […] [...]

Study proves weight-loss effectiveness of Ole Miss-developed product

OXFORD — A recent study led by Saioa Gomez-Zorita published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry has demonstrated the weight loss effects of pterostilbene in rats fed an obesogenic diet. The study confirms the results of a 2012 human clinical trial on the effect of pterostilbene on weight loss conducted by ChromaDex, an […] [...]

Full House marks ‘topping off’ of new Silver Slipper hotel

BAY ST. LOUIS — Full House Resorts is celebrating the “topping off” of its new 142-room hotel at the company’s Silver Slipper Casino property in Bay St. Louis. Community leaders, employees and investors have been invited to attend a special ceremony on-site at the property. Andre Hilliou, chairman and CEO of Full House, said, “We […] [...]

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